MÁV Nosztalgia launches new luxury Budapest-Tehran express

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MÁV Nosztalgia, a unit of the Hungarian state-owned railway company MÁV, has launched the first service of the Budapest-Istanbul-Tehran Golden Eagle Danube Express, a luxury train that will travel between the capital cities of Hungary and Iran today.

The train departed, fully booked, with 70 passengers on board from the Western Railway Station, for a 7,000 km journey over 13 days.

Speaking at a press conference at the railway station, MÁV-Start CEO György Zaránd, who also heads the company's nostalgia division, said MÁV-Start provided the museum train and its staff and the tickets were marketed by British travel agency Golden Eagle. Tickets cost between USD 10,000 and 15,000.

The company plans to operate the Budapest-Tehran Express five times a year, Zaránd said earlier.

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